Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1

Hundreds of new emoji, including more emotive smiley faces, gender-neutral characters, clothing options, food types, animals, mythical creatures and more, are coming to iPhone and iPad with iOS 11.1.

The new emoji are designed to reveal every detail and adapted from approved characters in Unicode 10. iOS 11.1 will also include characters announced on World Emoji Day like Woman with Headscarf, Bearded Person, Breastfeeding, Zombie, Person in Lotus Position and new food items such as Sandwich and Coconut. Also included in the update is the Love-You Gesture, designed after the “I love you” hand sign in American Sign Language.

The new emoji will debut in next week’s developer and public beta previews of iOS 11.1, and will be available in upcoming software updates for iOS, macOS and watchOS.

In total Apple is adding 56 new symbols, as well as updates for some of its current emojis. Others that will be on the updated keyboard include items of winter clothes, a sandwich and a “shhh” face (secret). The 56 all-new emoji can be seen here.

Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad
Apple reveals new emoji coming to iPhone and iPad


MacDailyNews Take: Curling. Finally!!!

Rejoice, Canucks!

Back in July, Tim Cook revealed some of the new emoji via Twitter:

Apple CEO Tim Cook unveils new emoji, including breastfeeding mom, hijab, blue genie, and more – July 17, 2017


    1. Seriously, that’s so true. Hey, Mr. Cook, how about a new Mac Pro? I know the new emojis are going to just absolutely wow the creative community so keep on doing all of that emoji stuff instead of the more mundane technology stuff.

      1. You and I might not like the reality of it, but the reality is that adding emojis is almost trivially easy compared to fixing an OS, and the average iOS user (where most of the money is at) will see it as a biggest change to their lifestyle.

        e.g. joe blow iPhone users will never know about file system changes in High Sierra, but they’re likely to tweet “ZOMG new emojis are the bomb, iOS 11.1 get it”

        I’m not so naive to not understand what a cost-center is. I realize that if you ignore the power users long enough, they leave and it can atrophy the entire ecosystem. I’m just saying that seemingly “stupid” upgrades like this to us, can be something important to the average 10-15 year old iPhone user in middle or high school.

  1. To the previous comments. Just when should they do it then? Never? Project management doesn’t go by what some people think is important. It goes by how many people are impacted. Think of it as a cost-benefit measurement.

    About the emoji – how about “clothing optional”

  2. So tired of this emoji thing. Enough of this. Concentrate on the important things, Apple! Innovate, out do other companies, excel at design and user experience.
    Large part of the Mac line is stale. iOS has huge performance issues like dropped frames and lots of UI inconsistencies between devices.
    I felt ashamed with this last keynote, seeing senior executives looking pueril with the emojis.
    GET YOURSELVES TOGETHER, APPLE! Start working on what’s the bases of user experience and user interface. It’s a mess now.

  3. My problem with Apple’s new emojis is that they’re just plain boring. By way of example (and this is just a personal taste), I ride a motorcycle and I’ve been doing so for over 40 years and Apple gives me a choice of just one or, I can use the scooter emoji. I’d like a bit more choice. What Apple’s done is give us more emoji faces (like we need more of those), a couple of dinosaurs and some food.

  4. Well if emoji’s are that important, how about an emoji search function built into the typing grid instead of another 100 characters that will never be used.

    1. Can’t do a Mac Pro emoji as that would leak the design configuration — ASSUMING APPLE EVEN HAS A MAC PRO DESIGN CONFIGURATION FOR THE NEXT MAC PRO AS OF TODAY.

      Apple did say last spring that they would not be shipping a new Mac Pro until 2018. They did NOT say when in 2018. Most of us have assumed second calendar quarter of 2018. But, they could ship anywhere from February 2018 to late November 2018 and Apple would still make it’s claim as to when the new Mac Pro will ship.

      Apple has been steadily losing the class of customer that needs a true Mac Pro (not that pseudo pro “iMac Pro” thing). Apple may have slowed the exodus with its statement of last spring, but if Apple does not ship a TRUE Mac Pro by the end of second calendar quarter of 2018, it will be almost not worth Apple shipping any updated Mac Pro. The user base will be virtually gone by mid to late 2018.

      Apple could ship a true Mac Pro at the same time they are shipping the iMac Pro. They could, but they won’t. It’s not a technology issue. It’s not a design issue. It’s not a parts or standards issue. Apple has decided that a true Mac Pro is the least of their priorities and the speed to market (or actually lack thereof) shows it. (Well, maybe second least as the Airport series of routers is *THE* least of their priorities — it hasn’t been officially killed, but it might as well have been).

  5. Even with the pile of new Emoji in Unicode 10, there are still more to go. They include many that are obvious but have been oddly skipped over, as well as many recommended by Google for reducing gender inequality. Here’s an article I posted in June:

    Missing Emoji: 2017

    BTW: There are 69 new Emoji in Unicode 10. Why is Apple only providing 56 of them?

    1. …Answer: Apple is providing all 56 Emoji that were included in Emoji Version 5.0, part of Unicode 10, as of June 20, 2017. The additional 13 Emoji are actually skin tones, for a total of 69.

      • Unicode 10 has a total of 136,690 characters.
      • Unicode 10, including Emoji 5.0, has 1,144 assigned Emoji.
      • Emoji 6.0 is already being planned. Here is the list so far:

      1. Sounds like Apple, and others, are going to have to keep redesigning new interfaces to keep all the new emojis manageable (easer to find what you want quickly)

        1. Yes. I use PopChar, which makes using Emojis very easy. But they recently change their interface in order to better keep track of them all, placing them into useful categories. PopChar also lets you choose favorites and keeps track of your most recently used Emojis.

  6. I did a bit of checking and I’m going to eat a bit of humble pie on this one. Derek is right about the standards being set by the Unicode Emoji Subcommittee. One bike emoji and it’s a cafe racer. I ride an adventure bike…great! So let’s sheet home the blame to the aforementioned subcommittee. GRRR! And I’m sure I’ll be seeing more and more faces.

  7. Once again, i refer incredulous readers to linguist Vivyan Evans, The Emoji Code (2017). Slang has been around since forever, and emoticons since the internet. It was only a step from rotflmao to 🤣 .. and the Unicode Consortium, like other transnational “regulatory” groups, has codified and streamlined this process. Emoji have surpassed every system of communication in its volume of users. I know! — I don’t care for it any more than you do. I take more pride in deciphering arcane scrolls and operating inscrutable electronic devices. But it is verifiably true that the universal human pictographs of Emoji have struck a deep chord that resonates through all cultures, more resoundingly than words, and in a very short time. 😳

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